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consulate attack. >>> what lawmakers say they want to know about the attack from the obama administration. >> and happening right now, live, these are live pictures senate arms services committee is holding a confirmation hearing for joseph denver. he is slated to take over at commander of u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan. he would replace general john allen. allen was supposed to be pro momentsed to supreme allied commander in europe, but that's on hold right now. after questionable e-mails between allen and a woman in florida were discovered, it was part after investigation that led to the resignation of david petraeus, as ahead of the cia, because of an affair. >>> it is 7:09. breaking news, sal will tell us about it. >> reporter: i have two breakers. one is a house fire in san francisco. news chopper 2 is over this house fire, near the 101/260 interchange in san francisco. and just knowing a little bit about the area, this is an area where there have been plenty of house fires in the last year or two. it's kind of peculiar. firefighters say once portable heaters come in winter, the
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. is he right? were republicans or two about a? the a-team joins me next. and the keystone pipeline, here we go again. president obama kill the pipeline the lease until after the election. can union workers convince him to start laying the pipe? will be his hostilities resulted in a wider war? we use this board to compare car insurance rates side by side so you get the same coverage, often for less. that's one smart board. what else does it do, reverse gravity? [ laughs ] [ laughs ] [ whooshing ] tell me about it. why am i not going anywhere? you don't believe hard enough. a smarter way to shop around. now that's progressive. call or click today. [ grunting ] lou: with israel may want to ground operation against the gaza strip after palestinians fired 200 rockets into israel. three israelis have been killed. troops and tanks are moving toward the border. the government called up 30,000 reservists the escalation comes one day after the missile strike killed palestinians including the top military commander of hamas. the white hoe blames the loss for the explosion of violence after what has
's in washington. jill, exactly what is the obama administration doing right now? >> reporter: well, they're on the phone, wolf. the president is in asia. he is making telephone calls and practically every senior administration person is doing the same thing. president obama calling israel, prime minister netanyahu, and egypt three times to president morsi. and president clinton calling the egyptians three times. i looked at the list, egypt, turkey, qatar, the french, ban ki-moon. and the whole entire is to press any country with any influence on either side but especially with the palestinians with gaza to put the pressure on them to stop the fighting. >> egypt is clearly a key player. they have influence with hamas. what's the u.s. doing in its talks with the egyptian government? >> reporter: again, they're putting as much pressure on them as they can. and there is some pressure because after all, the united states gives egypt about $450 million every year. so here's one expert that we talked to. this is how he explained how the egyptians can use their influence. >> egypt is the key to
about human rights violations is for the president, president obama to engage burmese leaders directly. and the final stop on the president's itinerary has been cambodian that's where he'll attend a summit with the association of southeast asian nations and while he's there, just like in burma, white house officials say the president will bring up cambodia's less than impressive record on human rights when he sees their prime minister. back to you in new york. >> clayton: much was made of course of china and asia during the run up to the general election. and president obama speaking extensively about it, and the president speaking about it. is the economy going to be a focus, and international trade regions with in nation and an important trip the president scheduled right after the election. >> that's obviously going to be a big focus for sure at that southeast asian nation summit. once he gets to cambodia and look at a picture right now of the scene where the press conference is going to be. we're told that the way they do the press conferences there, they like to have an mc who cal
than john mccain. >> i think what stands out about obama's victory to me is how ugly it was, this was identity politics on steroids telling black people republicans wanted to take away their right to vote and telling women there's war on them that seniors, that paul ryan wants to push granny off the cliff in a wheelchair. this is not the hope and change obama, this was not, there's no red state and blue state obama. he won ugly, it's divisive and if this is the template for how democrats want to win elections going forward to this-- >> and i can tell you what the reaction in the white house would be if they heard you say that, they would say get over it, grow up, this is politics, republicans got a, you know, put on their boxing gloves and get over it. >> oh, yeah. >> paul: so what? you know. >> i won, you know, suck it up. >> i agree. this is the new benchmark the way you win a presidential campaign. no question about it, it's too bad, but that's the way it is. i want to elaborate on one of kim's points. the turnout machine, it did not materialize after the convention in au
barack obama nestled among the sheep and baby jesus. >> that's right. the president at the birth of jesus making sure mary signed up for the right post-natal plan. >> shopkeepers joked saying big discounting would be available on figurines of mitt romney. >> rumor has it he he's 47% off. >> let's look at hillary clinton looming over a diorama with a baby. it is a tiny baby. almost twice the size of president lincoln. i don't know what to make of that but she's got my vote. and finally if you think of the internet as a labyrinth we have to rely on vladimir putin to be potent. when rumors arose he may have a bad back the kremlin immediately denied them. so did the internet. they released these x-rays and this statement with photographs. you think this guy has a bad back no. this guy has a bad back. that's all of the news that's not quite fit enough to print but definitely fit enough to upload. it is the internet report and i'm done talking now. >> jennifer: all right brett. thank you for the internet report. and
in helping people and not making much dough. all right. steve? >> steve: president obama yesterday held his first press conference in eight months and got testy when asked about the deadly attack in libya where four americans were murdered. >> i would like for you to address the families, if you can, on 9-11 as commander in chief, did you issue any orders to try to protect their lives? >> i'll address the families not through the press. i'll address the families directly as i already have. i can tell you that immediately upon finding out that our folks were in danger that my orders to my national security team were do whatever we need to do to make sure they're safe. >> steve: so has the president been forth coming with the american people and is congress satisfied with his response? let's now talk to ohio congressman dennis kucinich who joins us live from washington. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> steve: a lot of people looked at that answer that he gave to the question by ed henry and said, well, he dodged the question. have we heard enough solid answers from the administration
the obama administration has been rightfully supporting israel because israel has a right to defend itself, any country would. but i think the united states is going to want to work with egypt, with turkey and qatar to try to convince the leadership to stop this very provocative and hardy shelling of rocketing the cities. when hamas is targeting both tel aviv and israel, this is a new phase of war between a long-running war between them. israel is going to react to that. i think you'll see a very intense demonstration between them to cease and desist. >> gaza is not a big area. at some point they have to run out of pockets to some degree, don't they? >> yeah, but that's a big risk. so the big driver of the israeli operation right now is the long-range rockets that were allegedly supplied by iran and which hamas has been using to target major urban centers in israel like tel aviv, like jerusalem. tel aviv has been the red line for israel, and as long as hamas has been in possession of these rockets and can maintain that threat against israeli population centers, israel can't afford to sit b
. >> give us jobs or give me problems. dagen: patrick henry, paraphrase him. right here in hometown, president obama landed at john f. kennedy airport, still seen in the wake of superstorm sandy. connell: in queens, new york -- >> in the heart of becoming the biggest dump in the new york city area, we are looking at jacob riis park which is the beach community, and breezy point, whole neighborhoods and business districts, a dozen towns ending up here, this is two stories high. it is the weight of the empire state building. and wraparound rear 33 times. and running this operation, you are the first responders. >> we were geared when we knew -- we are ready to roll from the get go. >> how does this compare to katrina and 9/11? >> i work 9/11, logistically it was a recovery operation. logistically the scale is not a comparison. >> it is already a challenge to get garbage and debris and of the peninsula, certainly at long island and when the power gets back up. and the first file created here out of the dozen or so, we are seeing furniture basically personal items from households with a
to move together in the senate and to have a compromise from both the left and the right. this is consistent with then-president obama and candidate foe hillary clinton in -- >> hold on. hold on. but hold on, i'll remind you what senator obama said, he really admire the rival. there's a political ramification for anything that he does. i have to give the president credit that this is consistent with what he said in the past. >> i have confidence that the president thought governor romney could play a significant and meaningful role. >> kiki ever the diplomatic. >>> also making news this morning -- gas rationing in new jersey is over. governor christie said that there's enough gas for drivers. drivers had been waiting in lines for hours, because a lot of those gas stations didn't have the power to pump. rationing is the still in effect in new york. meantime, 300,000 people are still without power. >>> the soldier accused of killing six afghan civilians in afghanistan, during the hearing, the defense beals couldn't have acted alone. >>> nascar driver jeff gordon being fined
resident in all fairness to the civil rights area. the deep south didn't like democrats long before obama came along. they particularly don't like him. >> i think that's absolutely true. you have seen the republican party increasingly become a southern party. look, you hear when you look at people in the south, the rhetoric is about statism. it's tenth amendment stuff. it's all this idea of the federal government overreaching, and there was a lot of sort of pro-confederate revisionism you heard coming out of even the tea party movement, and i think the tea party was also mainly a southern movement. so you definitely had a resistance not just to this president but democrats in general, and then you layer on and i think you add the issue of race and, you know, like it or not, i think that had to be a part of it, too. but for certain barack obama's white working class firewall was in these more unionized states in the midwest. that's where he had a base. >> i think unions are a good force against that prejudice because they encourage you to vote by your economic interests, not your tribe, if
and the power to convene. we need president obama to convene the right people together and set the agenda, which includes when the agenda is done. so the andrews air force base example. you don't amount to-month-olds finished. can we get that done? quite frankly, what american businesses are doing, they are planning a contingency to hold capital expenditures and lay people off in the potential that we will have a recession. in the bubble in washington, we determined how to keep our friends on the right or left by how we behave, the american people are the ones who suffer because we are the ones who laid them off. because we know how to respond to this situation. >> the president has to do that. the president has to meet with the leaders of the congress, collectively and individually. without the press necessarily being in the room. he heads to set the agenda. he needs to, you know, talk about what needs to be done. next year is going to be a window of opportunity which we won't have for three years after that. we could have tax reform and we could have energy legislation. but we haven't even had
... and talk to unitedhealthcare about our plans, like aarp medicarecomplete. let's get you on the right path. call today. ♪ rick: "happening now", president obama saying that most small businesses would not be affected by an increase on top tax rates under his plan. republicans saying that a tax hike specifically would hit small business owners. so who's right? here to fact check the potential increases liz macdonald from the fox business network. hi, elizabeth. >> good to be with you. the president has said this about his tax hikes hurting small businesses quote, 97% of small businesses will not be affected by tax hikes. in other words 97% of small businesses fall under the 250,000 threshold the president says that will not be affected. however that 97% of small businesses include people who don't hire workers. for example, it includes individuals who sell whatever they can on ebay and report that income to the irs as small business income. here is how the tax hikes will hit small businesses that report earnings on federal income tax returns. the president wants to raise income taxes plus
their rights and liberties. the leader of the movement tells politico that mr. obama's re-election is what he called a cat liezing moment for his group's efforts to leave the united states. he insists "this is not a reaction to person but policy." and what they see is a federal government disconnected from its constituents. really? so far no response from the white house. even though the number of signatures far surpasses the 25,000 needed for a white house response. for his part, governor perry says he believes in the greatness of our union and nothing should be done to change it although he says he shares the frustrations a lot of americans have with the federal government. texas is america's second biggest state in both area and population. it was its own nation for ten years before joining the union in 1845. and texas isn't alone here either. a number of other states have also gathered more than 25,000 signatures on secession petitions including louisiana, north carolina and florida. here's the question. should texas be allowed to secede from the union? go to cnn.com/caffertyfile, post a
, that barack obama tapped into in 2008. and remember, all these candidates were running with him this year. a lot of them synthesized their messages with them. sometimes a little bit to the right, sometimes a little bit to the left. but they are coming in as obama democrats into the senate and he's going to have some more forceful people in places like wisconsin, where you have a tammy baldwin replacing the much older -- her core is pretty liberal, but not a champion for liberal causes. maize hirono replacing daniel akaka in hawaii. warren replacing scott brown, what a change from a moderate republican to a very liberal, consumer-focused democrat. and murphy in connecticut replacing joe lieberman. very moderate guy, often voted with republicans. chris murphy, not so much. >> i was up with dukakis and he's working with a cause i help, helping people get legal protection for medical situations. and he was killed for being a liberal. i don't think he can run those kind of campaigns against democrats and say, oh, he's a liberal, that's it, end of argument, you know. >> isn't that part of it, c
this year, they say, launched from gaza into southern israel. last night president obama spoke on the phone with prime minister benjamin netanyahu acknowledging israel's right to defend itself but also urging him to not have civilian casualties. this youtube video showing an air strike yesterday killing the top military commander of hamas. it was part of a widespread campaign against targets that the israeli military says it will broaden in the coming days. this morning defense forces dropped leaflets over gaza warning residents to stay away from hamas operatives. on twitter, a clear message from israeli defense forces. quote, we recommend that no hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead. president obama also spoke last night with egypt president mohamed morsi about working together to preserve peace and security in the region. tension between israel and egypt's new islamist government has increased since the attacks with egypt recalling its ambassador to israel in protest. richard haass, also an emergency meeting of the u.n. sec
to support any nominee right now. >> senator mccain with a slightly softer tone on ambassador susan rice this morning. but the senator is not backing off of the overall criticism of the obama administration on foreign policy. and the response to events in libya leading up to the deadly attack in benghazi. let's bring in bill schneider, political analyst and distinguished fellow and third way and the "chicago sun-times" washington bureau chief, lynn sweet. bill, we'll start with you, you heard senator mccain, if hillary clinton leads the state department do you think that susan rice has a better chance at the job, especially after we heard on friday from senators conrad and feinstein, saying that rice was really only saying what she was told she could say from the c.i.a.? >> that's right. she appears to have followed talking points from the c.i.a., which were wrong. the talking points said that what happened in libya, that terrible tragedy was a spontaneous protest, hked by extremists. the problem was the information was incorrect. it was actually a premeditated terrorist attack. as the c
goldfarb rights. -- writes. host: there is what president obama said in the past that he might do. we're turning to you outside washington today to get your take on this. can it be part of a grand bargain to avoid a fiscal cliff? bob, your first. caller: i never understood, when you are eligible of age to go on medicare, that that is the simultaneous with social security. i do not understand why those are staggered. for all the republicans out there, i agree, i am a fiscal conservative, that the very least to raise the eligibility age from 65 to 67 in medicare should absolutely be on the table. i would like to say, i do not get why we do not use our institutions, government institutions. to allow for people like myself, i pay about $7,000 per year out of pocket or an individual policy that i do not use. i might use $200 per year out of 7000. if they give that money to medicare so that i can buy into medicare, i am 54, and spend my next however many years prior to going on medicare paying into medicare on an individual policy, i bet you that there are millions like me read the governme
austerity. president obama got it right when he said that companies are awash with cash. what they are missing is enough customers out there to prompt demand and justify them spending more on plants and equipment. businesses need customers. they do not create jobs. austerity is the opposite of income creating sales. it reduces income. tax increases reduce income. spending cuts reduce income. both, i would argue, are the wrong medicine for the economy today. we have seen the effects of austerity. we do not want to follow, these countries over the cliff and gratuitously -- we do not want to follow these countries over the cliff gratuitously. [applause] thank you. >> i want to talk to brad. take the next. >> i have a couple of things to say. our $2 trillion figure is not a recommendation. it is actually a response to the fact that everyone thinks that $4 trillion is what is needed to achieve -- a debt stabilization gold, stabilizing debt to gdp, to keep that from rising faster than the economy, which ultimately is unsustainable -- how long that is sustainable is a question. how f
as senator obama at the time raised questions about president obama's pick for u.n. ambassador john bolton. he vigorously opposed it. senator mccain has every right to do that as well. i do think it was -- i have been in that position as susan rice, i would have been buoyed by the fact that president obama defended me. loyalty goes both ways. i think they have a problem here. one of the reasons the story keeps at it is they are refusing to recognize that there are legitimate question questions. every day more facts are uncovered to make it look worse for them. >> eric: can i point something out? i don't like hillary clinton's politics or bill clinton's politics. but hillary clinton was a good secretary of state. >> andrea: why? >> eric: she was tough. >> andrea: on what? >> eric: she didn't back down and she had ideas, thought about things and she did it her way. my point, susan rice won't be hillary clinton. susan rice will be a mouthpiece for president obama and not the american people. >> bob: curious, check this out and see if mccain and graham had such problems did they vote for her f
anything in washington without having some concerns. i believe the right thing for barack obama, and he has an incredible opportunity to lead if he wants to, he chose not to after being elected in 2008. solely focusing on obamacare. he should really take a team of rivals and a page booklet he did with hillary clinton and put john mccain as secretary of state. martha: what you think about that? >> i like john mccain very much. i think john kerry would be a choice before john mccain. but it would probably be a good idea to reach across the aisle. but you are trying to litigate the election. saying that obama did nothing but obamacare, which is not true. let's move forward and realize. unfortunately -- [talking over each other] [talking over each other] >> we have a debt ambassador in libya. [talking over each other] >> is that susan rice's fault? we need to get to the bottom of this. >> you are arguing what we argued a month ago. martha: regardless of what we see here today, there is testimony being given right now. it is honestly a hot issue and remains so. we know that we will hear from gen
. romney is right that the obama vision is too centered on government but his is too centered on the promotion of business and wealth creation at the expense of everything else. >> a very long excerpt. john, we'll have you on when your new book comes out and read the first three chapters. a fascinating bit of information. your wife worked here for a very long time. >> she did, almost two decades. she worked for "saturday night live" for almost 20 years. >> fantastic. so she's moved on to greener pastures. >> she has moved on to other pastures. she is now a talent agent at icm. so this is interesting. i've been on many other floors of this 30 rock but not this one. >> this is homecoming for him. >> and he used to have his own table at the rainbow room. >> did he really? >> if only that were true. i bet he did. so let's talk about your column and talk about republicans wringing their hands. i never understood in '94 when i came in and somebody said not really sure why we republicans imbraced big business the way we did when the street always voted against us. wrote checks agains
miller something to do. >> because i was so bored. >> yes. >> you're welcome. >>> all right. and on that, president obama is expected to be asked today about this scandal involving general petraeus and allen. the president is holding his first news conference since the election. in fact, he hasn't had one in more than eight months. he is expected to call congress to compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff. cbs news will carry that news conference live. it begins in the west at 10:30 a.m. pacific . >>> now on to europe where flading has battled italy. high water is starting to recede in venice. thousands were left without power and several towns were cut off. now an area north of rome is at risk this hour. alan pizzey is in the italian capital. alan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, gayle. don't let the sunny skies fool you. a flood alert has been issued for rome as the muddy rivers of the tiger river which is flowing under this bridge is continuing to rise. cycling and foot paths have been inundated. along the shoreline it has been cut off. in tuscany and umbria, thousands ha
president obama won reelection . he holds the edge in the discussion right now . speaker of the house john boehner immediately saying he generally supportive of trying to close the loop holes. do you see that as raising taxes? >> what boehner said and in the republican position since republican we should reduce rates have economic growth many of which are put in by obama for the solyndra green-type energy programs. let's bring the rates down. boehner was clear he wanted increase revenues it is not a tax increase to put more americans at work. if our recovery was growing the rate reagans did more americans would be at work. in terms of raising revenue which boehner grew about. if you grew the economy at reagan levels instead of two percent and obama and french levels, just growing faster and do that for a decade, the federal government gets trillions in taxes. we could undo the damage by having higher growth. >> gretchen: that's the difference in ideology. raise it to 3#.9 percent x. replace the alternative minimum tax with the buffet and raise the state tax and long-term capitol gains from
with breaking news out of washington. "the washington post" is reporting tonight that president obama is considering massachusetts senator john kerry as his new secretary of defense. that's right, defense. putting the decorated veteran and former presidential candidate in charge at the pentagon and not at the state department, as had been widely speculated. "the washington post" is sourcing its reporting to unnamed senior administration officials. senator kerry is also not commenting tonight. if senator kerry does move to the cabinet for defense or any other post, there will be an immediate political question for the democrats as to what happens to his u.s. senate seat in massachusetts. senator kerry had mostly been talked about as a potential replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. the post reporting tonight that that nomination for secretary of state is instead almost certain to go to united nations ambassador susan rice. republicans tried to make into a scandal susan rice's comments after the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. her comments that the attack was though
security, the programs that our party has put together. you are not going to slash those. obama could have as much trouble from his left wing of his democratic party as does he from the right wing of the gop. >> yes, of course. >> heads up from the afl-cio. >> the interest groups are digging in on both sides to he can't allow rses. >> let me squeeze this in. why did obama double the revenue target from 800 billion that he wanted in negotiation weise boehner, in 2011, why did he had less access. i think the question is billion than he was looking for before. this gives him a better starting point. i do think that both sides are going to try to work something out before the end of the year because they are all worried about the impact on the economy, not just in jab, but right now while you're watching the stock market and others negatively react to the fact that they are fearing this fiscal cliff. >> he must have known that this 1.6 trillion is a far more realistic number in the objectives. why didn't he mention >>> president obama will nominate susan rice as secretary of state. >> nope, he
obama on the podium. he was aggressive, particularly on the issue of susan rice. >> you're right. this is not the kind of emotion that we have grown to see from the president. he tends to hold back a bit, not be as emotional. this was an area where the president came out very strong, saying that these attacks from republicans have simply been unfair. he called them outrageous. he said if they want to point fenger at anyone, attack anyone, they should dop it the ahim. take a listen. >> but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and besmirch her reputation is outrageous. and, you know, we're after an election now. >> the president also had some very strong words when it came to those bush era tax cuts saying that he will not extend them for the wealthiest of americans. he wants a comprehensive plan so that middle class americans won't be impacted over the long haul and the president believing and saying that even other economists agree as well that wealthy americans can
the president. i think this whole thing leads right to the white house. write to the oval office. president obama has made some statements already there are so contradictory there is no way he can explain the contradiction of his comments. you talk about a transparent administration -- yes, there are transparent. you can see right through them. there are as corrupt as any i have seen. i think this will lead to impeachment. i think he will be convicted of it as well. host: here is what bill says on twitter. charlie on the independent line. caller: i am not happy with senator mccain. he lost the election. he is still trying to get even for their loss of the election. he is a great supporter of our country attacking iran. how many soldiers and how many people will get killed because of the disaster that would be if we got involved in iran. he should be one of the people doing the news on fox because that is all the talk about all the time. they are constantly attacking the president. he was reelected and he is the president. he did not attack anybody in benghazi. every day if you turn on fox n
they feel a lite bit in control. >>> right now, president obama is on his way to get a firsthand look at sandy's destruction in new york city. he'll also meet with families still trying to recover. yesterday, the president talked about the superstorm and he also talked about climate change. . >> have been an extraordinarily large number of severe weather events here in north america, but also around the globe. and i am a firm believer that climate change is real that it is impacted by human behavior, and carbon emissions. and as a consequence, i think we've got an obligation to future generations to do something about it. >> he says he's going to sit down with a burge of experts and try to come up with ways to protect our planet. victor blackwell is in staten island, victor, good morning. i don't suppose people who have like damaged homes from superstorm sandy are thinking much about climate change at the moment though. >> no. maybe that conversation will come, carol, but not today. they're talking about the people who have died in this community. they're talking about this, their bus
happens. thank you. >> all right. >>> president obama got a firsthand look today at parts of new york that were hardest hit by superstorm sandy. thousands of new yorkers, yes, thousands of new yorkers still don't have power two and a half weeks after sandy hit. the storm is raising serious questions about the government's response, even bigger questions about weather patterns, at least for some. let's bring in our white house correspondent brianna keilar -- actually, brianna is not yet available i'm told. but we do expect to get her up soon. we'll speak to brianna keilar momentarily. we'll also have a quick check of some of the day's other top stories. that's coming up including mitt romney, did he hurt himself with gaffes during his presidential campaign? is he hurting the republican party right now with his latest comments, the louisiana governor, bobby jindal, he's standing by to join us live. (splashing)... (child screaming underwater)... (underwater noises). >>> we've reconnected with brianna keilar, our white house correspondent, brianna keilar, is watching what's going on in ne
people, guess what, that is not what president obama said. if the cia is back in the line of work of getting taking bad guys and interrogating them, that is probably a bigger scandal right then and there. lou: it is the only departure of the bush policy, that i'm aware of in this administration, isn't that correct? >> they have continued a lot of other things. what makes me very nervous, we have an fbi that reports the attorney general a the justice department investigating another intelligence armed government and another cabinet officer and presumably this has now been done. lou: at this point we all have to say with absolute directness, it is time to be reserved about the use of the word true and very important if the allegations claimed by. we have the top spy proved himself db enough knong he is being surveyed by his own agency in all likelihd other agencies of foreign government, by the bad guys other nations, my gosh, how could anybody be so stupid ato do what he has done? >> i know the man and i'm as stunned and upset as anybody. wh is the takeway from all of this? other c
the church won't give up it's fight against president obama's birth control healthcare mandate. he said they will move forward with lawsuits, arguing all employers should be able to opt out of free birth control coverage, so says the cardinal. all right. rich, back to you. >> thanks very much. >> we know there's no place like home so imagine this woman's reaction from government bulldozers rolled up to her front yard looking to take back a piece of land that's been in her family for 200 years. but after crews ripped up the road, construction was called off and they nixed the project and offered her a settlement to keep her mouth shut. good morning. >> good morning. >> so sorry this happened to you. this is what we call eminent domain where the government, a town, a county has the power to come in and take over land if they want to. but in this case, after they did that, i'm sure you weren't happy with that initially, but then they nixed the project. so where does it stand now? what do you want? >> right now my road is damaged. i have trees of that been torn down, shrubs of that been tor
. we do want to know your thoughts. now, the president, of course, came right out and defended secretary -- ambassador rice. can we hear that first clip, dan. >> obama: let me say specifically about susan rice, she has do not exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. >> john: well-spoken. he came out a few minutes later and this, i guess would probably be the clip of the day yesterday where we saw the guy we voted for in 2008. >> obama: if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador? who had nothing to do with benghazi? and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received? and besmirch her reputation? it is outrageous. >> john: dan, it seems pretty open and shut to me. what's your take? >> absolutely. >> john: i don't know how
're about to plummet. it's billionaire warren buffett. he says as long as president obama holds firm on the wealthiest americans paying more taxes, we can just go on right over that fiscal cliff and we will not dive back into recession. how do i know this? because poppy harlow knows this. she sat down for the exclusive interview. you have the greatest access to warren. every time there's news, you seem to get it. i was looking at your interview earlier. he's very candid with you about this. this doesn't look like it's for political gain in any way. we're past the election. it's incredible what he said. >> it really surprised me. i can't think of another big-named ceo out there who feels this way about the fiscal cliff. they're all saying do not go over it, we'll plunging into recession. that's what the congressional budget office says. but buffett does want an agreement in washington. he's not saying we can go over the cliff, we'll be fine. but he's saying if we have to, we will. the president needs to take a hard line on these negotiations with republicans. he says, we nparty. here'
for president obama, and i do not mind saying that. right now we need solutions to the problems. i really think the president has offered his hand out. i think congress will work with him. i am optimistic about this. host: can you point to anything specific about the change you see? caller: there is a political thing going on here. you have the midterm coming up. i think they will be thinking about that. there are some positives involved. i think -- really, this was a close election. i know both parties will say it was not. the american people are really a meeting something to live on and go on and drive forward on. i really think -- this did not come overnight. it took me a couple of days to come around. i think this president is willing and people see it. congress better join him and do something about this. host: there is a story about building a super pac called looking in favor of immigration reform. it will be called "republicans for immigration reform." you should know tomorrow morning he is set to join us on this program to talk about the new effort. you can see his comments on the topi
on the right have short memories. that shocked democrats and got their ground operation up and running sooner than they would have otherwise. >> barack obama started building his cam paint day after he got elected. the republican party has an infrastructure problem. i assume they probably figured that out and will work on that over the next four years because that in the end of the day i think is why yes they had a problem with their message, yes, they picked a candidate who was sort of particularly ill suited for the times, but at the same time i think a lot of this has to do with the fact that obama knew where his voters were, who they were, and bombarded them and turned them out. bill: stayed in contact with them for four years and went through them to find other potential voters who weren't there in situate. in the even it's pretty simple. michigan beat iowa 42-17. >> i had a feeling they didn't score many points if he was joking about the offensive coordinator. bill: send me a tweet at bill hemmer because you asked. martha: the fiscal cliff is looming. nancy pelosi drawing a fine the san
, tell you that right now. tracy: thanks, jeff. coming up, labor leaders calling for higher taxes on the rich after meeting with president obama at white house. gerri willis will talk to us about that story ahead. i'm sure she is outraged. >>> still ahead, bank of america challenging squares dominance in the market for mobile payments. we'll get a look at the new card swiper coming up. pretty cool. first, as we do every day at this time of day let's take a look how oil is trading. jeff flock was just talking about it. down 33 cents. $85.24 a barrel. metals, gold, silver down. copper unchanged. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. monarch of marketing analysis. with the ability to improve roi through seo all by cob. and you...rent from national. because only nationalets you choosany car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. i'm going b-i-g. [ male announcer ] good choice business pro. good choice. go national. go like a pro. tracy: it is time to make some money with charles payne this hour. he is
that you're right. in past elections, george bush did very well here. but starting with president obama, it's been trending more and more democratic. and i think a lot of that is what's happening in the i-4 corridor. pinellas county, st. petersburg, my home, hillsboro county here in tampa, both went for the president. but more significantly, orange and osceola counties, you had a great turnout of new puerto r o ricans that made a huge difference in this election, with the immigration issue, of course. >> one thing we need to discuss is the situation in florida. it was an 11-page ballot, to clarify for everybody. long lines that we saw there because people had a lot to consider when going to their polling place. but you were very critical of governor scott there because he refused to extend early voting from eight days to the usual 14. during your time as governor, you did extend early voting. how do you think that florida can use hindsight as 20/20? it seems there is always in modern-day publics and modern-day elections, there's a sticking point with the state of florida. >> yeah. this rea
military struck a syrian military launcher after a war went right into israeli territory. israeli air force was forced to strike gaza targets. my question is, where is the obama administration as the time bomb ticks down in middle east. guys, welcome back. congressman king, we've got benghazi hearings, she is at a wine tasting. we have we've got israel conflicts, syria, pending issues with iran. not a lot of trump with the muslim brotherhood. where are the priorities? >> you think this would be the exactly the time when you need your secretary of state engaged full force. anticipating the hearings coming up in congress and she finds herself conveniently out of touch in australia. she was the one that general petraeus resigned and took him off the stage. now hillary clinton is out. she is off the stage for now. we'll continue to drill on this but the balance of power and u.s. influence does need a secretary of state on tab. we've got two things, the continuing developments in benghazi and how we have to investigate that completely. plus to avert a disaster in the middle east. i don't see her
on their parent's health care plans until they're 26. if i recall right, governor romney said, hey, that was a part of the affordable care act, a part of obama care that he was going to try to keep. so to go of a the president's vote on the basis that we protected more young people from, you know, catastrophic health care costs, that we wanted to make sure people have access to birth control, and those kind of things, i think is going to strike the american people as just kind of very off kilter, and clearly some of the governor, republican governors and others recognize that it's another romney mistake. >> congressman chris van hollen with us this morning. nice to see you. appreciate you, as always. >>> christine's minding your business this morning. news on the stock market and bad news out of europe. >> yeah, lots going on. first let's talk about the markets, you guys. stock futures are up after a really tough day yesterday. since election day, the dow is down nearly 700 points since the election. this morning we learned that the euro zone has fallen back into recession. that's
in the coming days. >>> two other big stories we are following at this hour. right now we're waiting for remarks from president obama here in new york. he's here touring the devastation as a result of hurricane sandy and getting an update on recovery efforts. the president visiting staten island at this moment, one of the areas where thousands of people are still without power, many, many are homeless. more than two weeks after the storm, a lot of folks wondering where the help is. we will bring you the president's comments as he makes them. >>> plus, we are also getting new details on a scandal involving david petraeus. we now know he will testify before the house and senate intel committees tomorrow concerning the deadly terror attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. that comes as a new "wall street journal" report raises questions about the events leading up to his resignation. including whether he may have been pushed out not so much because of this affair, but for challenging the administration's version of events on libya. again, that is, that is news reported by our sister company, "the wa
thought he wasn't compromised. he was fired. maybe it was the right decision at the white house and maybe not. the situation, someone who had independent standing is gone. and the second term of obama and hillary clinton is gone. strikes me that the second term of the obama administration is going to be full of loyalists not people who might stand up to the obama white house. not that petraeus did in case of september. he went along with the convenient line but to be fair maybe he had national security reasons for thinking it was prudent thing to do at the time. >> if he does testify in close or open sessions, the members are going to hear about what was really going on in benghazi and why he said what he did publicly. bill brings up another point, the bigger question is what second term they want and what they want to be surrogate in agencies. >> bret: to bill's point about sticking around and he thought he was sticking around, i want to remind people that broadwell gives this state in the denver, october 26. >> now, i don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the c.i.a. annex had actua
is effective of what he said when he was standing the economy, we by obama's sidedo yn they extended the bush tax cuts. that we need to have a grand bargain and it needs to go into effect right away? or do you agree with this, get the grand bargain, but delayed for a year or two, as the people on the democratic side of the debate have argued? >> my job is economic policy adviser. i am best at leading the policy -- politics to someone else. as an economist, the right strategy is to get our fiscal house in order, to make lasting commitment to show we can do that and we are going to do that. that requires additional revenue as well as spending cuts. we also want to healthy economy in the short run. the present proposed tax cuts that will healthy economy in the short run. the group that am best at leadit propensity to consume is the wealthy. there was a report released that concluded that extend the middle class tax cuts would create $1.6 million -- 1.6 million jobs compared to letting them expire. if you take the revenue raised from allowing the top rates to expire and use that to do things like
for the study resolve of president obama netanyahu and the israeli people. that's my view and i always welcome yours. [applause] >> so, we're watching closely what's developing in israel right now. hamas has fired hundreds ever rockets from gaza onto the citizens of israel. this, after an israeli air strike on thursday took out a top hamas military commander. hamas warned at that israel's air strikes had quote, opened the gates of hell. so, joining me now from israeli's border from gaza, former chief of staff to benjamin netanyahu and a major in the israeli special forces reserves. thank you for joining me today. [applause] >> good to be on the so, governor. >> mike: let's talk about how this all started because i'm afraid the international media may try to describe this as israeli aggression, but this is a response to what has been a relentless assault by the hamas toward israel. >> i think your typical american doesn't know what's hang on the ground. seven years ago, israel vacated the gaza strip and handed an entire land over to the palestinians. the palestinians swarmed an independent go
" this morning, negotiations happening right now. but will it stop the bloodshed between gaza and israel? anderson cooper live for us this morning in gaza. >> president obama takes a historic trip to myanmar and cambodia. what he has to say and why everyone is not happy the president is even there? >> is the black friday frenzy all just a big scam? how you can stay home this year and still get the best deals. >>> the clock is ticking here on the fiscal cliff. we continue to talk about it. 43 days to go. why there is new optimism there will be a deal reached soon. >> it is monday, november 19th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. soledad is off today. we want to welcome in our special team that's joined us here. "new york times" columnist. nan hayworth. ron brownstein, cnn political analyst is here as well. >> welcome to you all. we will be talking here in a moment. we have to begin with the huge story. "starting point," this morning, death and despair mounting in the middle east. the conflict in gaza city, it is intensifying. it's been intensifying overnight.
to think it meant when a presidential candidate won 332 electoral college votes and he thought this right up until the day before the election. >> all of my thinking says romney big. not even close. 300 plus electoral votes for romney. >> even though president obama very clearly ran on raising income tax rates for top earners, paul ryan claims he is not so sure that's what america actually voted for. >> his argument is people voted for him because they believe tax rates should be raised. do you disagree? >> i don't know if i agree with that. we have divided government, they also voted for a clear majority. >> never mind that more votes were cast for democrats in the house of representatives than republicans. in the house, republicans maintained their majority, strictly through gerrymandering their districts, and never mind that election exit polls show that 13% of voters said they should increase all tax rates on everyone, and another 47% said increase tax rates for incomes over 250,000, so that adds up to 60% of americans in favor of at least the obama tax rate increases and some of them
gotta taste this soup. >>> right now on "andrea mitchell reports," benghazi showdown. the first hearings on the deadly attack begin as president obama lashes out at republicans for attacking u.n. ambassador susan rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> i knee people don't come to spontaneous demonstrations with rockets and mortars for the president of the united states for two weeks afterwards to deny that was the case, is either a coverup or it is incompetence. >> ahead this hour, one of the republicans calling for a wider probe, new hampshire senator kelly ayotte. and what's going on with the generals? leon panetta orders ethics review. the fbi agent, he's the guy who brought down the millennium bomber. >>> taking out the military leader of hamas and fire from the gaza
, alex, as mike just said, what president obama said sound a little bit like a green light for israel to do whatever it takes necessary. what's happening right now is with the army here is doing all it takes to prepare for a ground invasion of gaza. but no order has been given. i'm pretty sure they don't want to give the order. the whole point of these strikes has been to stop the palestinian rocket fire into israel. it hasn't really worked. that's why a ground invasion is still an option. today just about an hour ago a rocket was fired here from gaza to tel aviv where i'm standing. there is a warning hamas still does have this capability. it's been a bitter day and ferocious day of fighting especially earlier on. there were 200 rocket -- air force attacks by israel on gaza just in the early hours of the morning. 200. and they targeted targets they have not aimed at before. this time they went into civilian buildings belonging to the hamas government, symbols of power if you like in gaza. they knocked out the prime minister's office there. his office was totally flattened. that was a
obama. what do you think? what is the right way forward in our relations with china at this time? what's the right thing to do? >> one, i think you have, and you all know this, you know. what you hear from barack obama or mitt romney, the candidate, is going to be different than what you're going to hear from barack obama for president, i would have heard with romney for president. that's just the way of campaigns, and you all know that. i think you have to think of china in two ways. and one was come it is sort of summed up. i had a meeting in beijing a couple weeks ago and i met with a man named john who will be the premier of china. so he's talking in chinese, very interesting man. and he says something in chinese and the translator translated, america and china are not rivals. i thought well, that's interesting. and he stopped the translator and said no know. i didn't say we were not rivals. we are rivals. but i said we're not necessarily on the opposite side of the table. and i think he captured something very important there. i think the way you need to take about china is this w
but delay it for a year or two. what we need right now is continuation of stimulus. that's what he said when he was standing by obama's side when they extended the bush tax cut. do you agree in the conversation you're having we need to have a grand bargain and need do go in to effect right away. do you agree with in get the grand bargain but delay if for a year or two as some people even in the democratic side of the debate have argued? >> my job is economic policy adviser. i really -- best believing the politic role to someone else. i can tell you as a economist, the right strategy is to get our fiscal house in order. make lasting commitment to show we can do it and do do that. that require additional revenue as well as spending cut and we want to help the economy in the short run. the president proposed fax cuts that would help the economy. the worst kind of stimulus is tax cut for the wealthy. the group that has for the lowest marginal propensity to consume are the wealthy. the congressional budget office last week released a report which concluded that extending the middle class tax cut
spokesman and asked how president obama is being kept informed about the crisis. >> no crisis in the world would allow rocket fire indiscriminately into their country. we support israel's right to defend itself and, you know, have been in constant contact with them. that said we think everyone will benefit. >> what does constant contact meet? phone conversations with the prime minister? >> the president has been talking to president benjamin netanyahu daily, talked to president morrissey of egypt, to the prime minister and talking to people that have a relationship with hamas to tell them that de-escalation is in everyone's interests. this will only lead to civilian casualties. i don't mean to draw false equivalents. this started because hamas is raining rockets down into civilian populations and they have to stop. >> sounds like the president believes hamas has to basically ceasefire first. >> hamas started the conflict and they need to stop raining rocket fire down into israeli population centers. now you asked about how the president is being kept abreast. the president's national secur
. now, tomorrow, it is the bigger companies, you're right. pepsi will be here, chevron will be here, xerox will be here. and some of these business leaders are folks who did support president obama in his reelection. the hope here for the white house is that some of these leaders who are actually supporting an increase in taxes for wealthier americans, some of whom would be businesses that that will perhaps give some house republicans some cover to say, okay, you know business, if some business is behind this, maybe we can go along with it. i think the white house right now feels like they have a lot of leverage i'll tell you i spoke with a republican source who didn't think the support of some of these business leaders is really going to convince the house republicans that they need to budge on increasing these tax rates. >> well, somebody's going to have to budge, right? we don't have much time left, 49 days. brianna keilar at the white house. thank you. shopping for medicare coverage? don't wait. open enrollment ends december 7th. now's the time to take action. call unitedhealthc
first comments about the fiscal crisis since obama's re-election. reuters reports the secretary says, it's not possible to cut deficit without modest tax increases of some kind. there's a big story coming up right now for us. mack mccarty was chief of steph to president clinton. a piece published yesterday in "the washington post," he suggested enlisting bill clinton and mitt romney who just lost the election to work together to get a tax deal done. dennis van roukel is president of the national education association and he was in today's meeting with the president. thank you very much depp nis, and thank you very much, mack, for joining us. let me ask you about this deal, first. i want to ask you the best part. let me go to dennis. what was in that meeting today? did you get a sense there was give on the left and the right? >> i think this meeting was a very important meeting. it was one of three. he first met with labor leaders and progressives. tomorrow with the business community and friday with members of congress. i think it's a good start. we have to find what we're all most inter
states? >> right. >> greta: and 30 states don't have the threshold? >> the three last time, louisiana and florida have hit the threshold. there was another petition that was started, liberals started a petition asking obama to sign an executive order that anybody that signs those other petitions should get exiled from the country. >> greta: a little fun with each other. coming up your last call. brace yourself are we approaching the fiscal cliff faster than we thought. faster than we thought. humans -- even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why, at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else mes standard at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? >> greta: 11:00 is almost here, flash studio lights, it's time for last call. here is jay leno on the fiscal cliff. >> well, both parties agree our country is headed towards a fiscal cliff is what they said. towards a fiscal cliff. bad news? just elect a guy w
right now. hi i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the presidential press conference, that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. mostly a waste of time. as mr. obama did what he always does, provided long-winded answers to general questions. the first question from the white house press corps should have been very simple. exactly when were you told about general petraeus, mr. president? and why was this kept secret until after the election? simple. that's the kind of question s no wiggle room. instead, an associated press guy asked an opinion question rather than a fact question. allowing the president to dance. >> do you think that you, as commander and chief, and the american people should have been told that the cia chief was under investigation before the election? >> obviously, there is an ongoing investigation. i don't want to comment on the specifics of the investigation. the fbi has its own protocols in terms of how they proceed. and, you know, i'm going to let director muller and others examine those protocols and make some statements to the p
think the israelis have it right, the only way you stop a cancer is to eliminate it. i think that's what he are going to see happen. >>> he knew it was terrorism, he told them so. why did the obama administration change david ' talking points in the benghazi attacks i will ask a congressman when we come back before copd... i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better. and that means...fish on! symbicort is for copd including chronic bnchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbirt may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, d some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking it. with copd, i thought i'd miss our family tradition. now symbicort significantly imp
in the name of talking about peace, good luck. i think the israelis have it right, the only way you stop a cancer is to eliminate it. i think that's what he are going to see happen. >>> he knew it was terrorism, he told them so. why did the obama administration change david ' talking points in the benghazi attacks i will ask a congressman when we come back . [ applause ] >> mike: friday former cia director general david petraeus met with the senate and house intelligence committees in closed door hearings. according to new york congressman peter king, petraeus testified, under oath that he knew right way that the benghazi attacks that killed four americans were terrorism. according to king, petraeus also said, that his original talking points about islamic extremists were taken out of the administration's narrative on attacks. the question is, who made those changes and why? joining me is south carolina congressman trey gowdy. nice to have you back on the show. [ applause ] >> good to see you governor. >> mike: is there any way possible that the white house did not know that this was te
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